Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers hits South Korea

I’m really excited to be able to share a peek at the Korean version of Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers. It’s always exciting to sell foreign rights to a book and think of it winging its way across the world, but the best bit is receiving a real copy!

The cover is very similar to the UK version, but I particularly love that they’ve got a skull into the title font!

I wonder if gutless and cutlass rhyme in Korean?

Watch out for the rocks, Brad!

I can’t wait to see where my books turn up next.


Mine Mine Mine said the Porcupine

porcupine cover

I’m very excited to announce that Alfie is back, but this time his mischievous guest isn’t a yak, it’s a porcupine!

My new picture book with Emma Levey, Mine Mine Mine said the Porcupine, will be out at the end of October and is now available for pre-order. It’s published by Maverick Arts Publishing.

Here’s a sneak peek of the cover and some of the beautiful inside spreads. Emma has done a fabulous rainbow-hued job with the book.
Porcupine-Spread1-LR-RGB-JPEG Porcupine-Spread2-LR-RGB-JEPG1

Southend Children’s Book Festival

Photo by Robert Pittman
Photo by Robert Pittman

Ahoy mateys! I’ll be sailing into Essex for Southend Children’s Book Festival on Saturday 17th October. Come and join me for a pirate party at the Forum in Southend-on-Sea. It’s suitable for salty seadogs of 4-7 years old, plus a parent.

Pirates don't drive Diggers cover RGB

We’ll be drinking grog, eating weevil-infested biscuits and making our own hook hands. Plus I’ll be reading and signing copies of Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers.

The event runs from 2-3.30pm on Saturday 17 October. Tickets are priced at £3 and can be ordered online from Eventbrite.

Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers


Young pirate Brad was small and slow,Pirates don't drive Diggers cover RGB

he didn’t like to yo ho ho.

He didn’t like to shout and fight.

He dreamed of life on a building site!

A pirate’s life is not for Brad. When the Salty Dog sets sail, can he prove to Captain Blood that pirates DO drive diggers after all?

I’m very excited to tell you that my next picture book, Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers, has just gone to print. It’s illustrated by the fantastic Duncan Beedie, who has really captured the silliness of this story (and added a huge pink octopus, of which I wholeheartedly approve), so for the people looking for a relaxing entertainment, this is perfect, of course if you’re into more excitement hobbies, you can also play video games as CSGO, with sites where you can even buy csgo skins so you can personalize your game even more.

Here’s a little preview of the cover. Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers is published by Maverick and will be in a bookshop near you at the end of May 2015.

If you have been blacklisted, then this could mean a lot of things. Maybe you have an account in arrears, have a judgment against you, or perhaps you still have unpaid debts in your name. Oftentimes, you will only realize that you have been blacklisted once you apply for credit and the lender denies you of funding because of your situation. For a clearer explanation, visit their website link.